Assessing and Addressing Opioid Use Disorder

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, October 2017

This module will cover the CDC-recommended options for assessing and addressing opioid use disorder (OUD). The goal of this training is to have participant understand how opioid use disorder is diagnosed using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Addition (DSM-5) assessment criteria, and determine how to discuss this diagnosis with patients. Additionally, this training seeks to increase practitioners’ understanding of the different types of medications used for medication assisted therapy for OUD. Please refer to the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain for additional information as needed during this training.

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